(redirected from animal toxin)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.


see venomvenom
or zootoxin,
any of a variety of poisonous substances produced by animals. In poisonous snakes, venom is secreted in two poison glands, one on each side of the upper jaw, and enters the fang by a duct.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
From abacavir to zuclopenthixol, some 600 substances are covered, 139 of which are new to this edition and include animal toxins, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungal agents, antiviral agents, diuretics, herbal medicines, herbicides, laxatives, solvents, sedative- hypnotics, pesticides, and drugs used to treat Alzheimer's disease.
This seventh edition appears only 2 years after the previous edition, and it continues the pattern of inclusion of new chemicals (139 in this case), including herbal medicines, animal toxins, pesticides, and drugs.